MIT Postdoctoral Position in Machine Learning for Medicine

Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Institute for Medical Engineering & Science (IMES) has an opening for a two-year Postdoctoral Associate position in Machine Learning for Medicine starting in Spring/Summer 2019. We are seeking a highly-motivated individual to join a multidisciplinary research team to conduct cutting-edge machine learning research for patient dynamics modeling and learning optimal intervention strategies from physiological and clinical time-series data. The project offers opportunities to develop advanced machine learning methods to derive actionable insights from heterogeneous observational data from electronic health records (including clinical time series, medication/procedures, physician notes and reports, and physiological signals) for informed treatment decision making.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an outstanding capability for independent research and a solid publication record in top-tier machine learning, AI conferences, preferably in one or more of the following conferences: NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, AAAI, IJCAI, KDD, AISTATS, UAI, MLHC or other top-tier ML conferences. Candidate must hold an advanced degree in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, or a related field. Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas would be preferred: dynamical systems, reinforcement learning, deep learning, and representation learning. Experience in the following areas would be a plus: multivariate time series models, signal processing, interpretable models, generative models, and multitask/transfer learning.

Duties will include conducting original research, publishing in top-tier machine learning conferences and scientific journals, mentoring students, and collaborating on research grant proposal writing.

Successful candidate will work with researchers and faculty members from MIT IMES and CSAIL. In addition to a curriculum vitae, applicants should submit a short statement of research interest and links to three most relevant publications to Li Lehman, lilehman<at>

Li-wei Lehman, Ph.D. 
Research Scientist 
Laboratory for Computational Physiology 
Institute for Medical Engineering & Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology